BROSTERS

The Broster family have been farming since 1934 and at Diggle Green farm Since 1977.

Due to its location Diggle Green is the main satellite farm that we work from, along with our two further yards at Wigan and Irlam.

We use high tech machinery to ensure accuracy, efficiency and eco friendliness of our farming techniques. These machines are regularly maintained by our qualified staff and preferred local contractors.

Our machines are exchanged regularly to ensure they are as eco friendly as possible.

Services

Crops grown

We grow the following crops…

  • Grass – Timothy
  • Italian Rye
  • Meadow Grass

We produce on average 25,000 bales per year.

  • Corn
  • Oats
  • Wheat
  • Oilseed Rape
  • Barley

Produces approx. 2,000 tonnes per year.

These crops are sold to produce breakfast cereals, breweries and bio fuel energy.

Straw from the corn, produces on average 32000 bales per year.

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Future

We are continuously looking to increase the land bank we farm for both animal feed and corn. Our aim is to keep land for farming, farming techniques and not for development.

Where possible we try and use as fewer chemicals on the land, opting for natural, organic fertilisers such as compost or manure (cattle, pig, chicken muck or similar).